YouTubers React To Trump Revoking Protection For Trans Children
23 February 2017, 16:33
The news has sent shockwaves around the LGBTQ+ community on YouTube.
In the latest controversial decision by US President Donald Trump, certain legal frameworks have been removed which were designed to protect trans children and those outside the gender binary.
Under President Obama, the Departments of Justice and Education issued instructions to schools across the US saying that they must respect the gender identities of transgender students and allow them access to use the bathrooms that fit with their identity. The instructions have now been withdrawn.
As a result, it will now be up to individual states to make a decision on anti-discrimination laws and to choose themselves whether students should be made to use bathrooms and lockers regardless of it contradicts their identity.
The move has caused mixed opinions across the globe and the majority of YouTubers have come out against the decision and offered support to young trans people who may be affected.
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Others sent their love to trans people across world:
#protecttranskids yesterday, today and tomorrow.— Lisa Flip (@lisaflip) February 23, 2017
FUCK OMG #ProtectTransKids WE LOVE YALL AND ARE HERE FOR YALL MY BABES— coll (@colliscool) February 23, 2017
trans youth: you are loved, you are supported, you are valid, and you are not alone in this. we are right here beside you. #protecttranskids— connor (@connorfranta) February 23, 2017
Whilst some were just plain angry
This sick act will not go down unnoticed or without a fight. Let's go bitches #ProtectTransKids— Gigi (@TheGigiGorgeous) February 23, 2017
good idea let's take rights away from transgender students when there's about 100 other more important issues at hand!! #ProtectTransKids— ryan curran (@ryanmcurran) February 23, 2017
WHAT is GAINED by compromising the safety of students? Nothing. Nobody was being hurt. This is so asinine. #ProtectTransKids— Kingsley (@kingsleyyy) February 23, 2017